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ServerBuddy Security Test - admin username exists - fixed, but still reporting admin user

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#1 Adam Warner

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Posted 14 April 2010 - 06:36 AM

I had a username that still had the "user_nicename" as "admin". I fixed this via phpMyAdmin, logged in and out of my WP install, did a hard refresh, but SB is still reporting that an admin user exists.

What else can I check? There are only 6 users on this install.

#2 Michael Valler

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Posted 14 April 2010 - 06:46 AM

I actually have a quick question on this as well.... I got a "fail" when it came to this too.. Is it bad to have your admin name set to admin as it is by default. It doesn't allow you to change it? Is it a security risk? (I"m guessing you can manually change it if I'm reading correctly?

#3 Adam Warner

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Posted 14 April 2010 - 06:55 AM

Yes, it's bad practice to leave the admin user. The only way I know how to change it at this point is to edit it in the database.

#4 Ronald


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Posted 14 April 2010 - 02:28 PM

@all, I will move this thread to the newly created <a  href="../../serverbuddy-plugin/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ServerBuddy support forum</a> for better exposure, and so that it may help others as well.

Edited by Ronald, 14 April 2010 - 02:29 PM.

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#5 Dustin Bolton

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Posted 14 April 2010 - 03:06 PM

This has been corrected in the latest version(s).

In an upcoming version ServerBuddy will have a Tools section that will automate changing the admin username.

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